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Hestia-Goddess of the hearth by Umina Hestia-Goddess of the hearth by Umina
HESTIA - the goddess of the fire, the patron of the hearth , the daughter of Cronus and the Rhea, the sister Zeus and Hera; never left Olympus, worshipped in every house.
A flame of the bonfire was her attribute. In the Rome equated with Vesta.

The Hestia cult had origins Proto-Indo-European. It is presumably one of the oldest European deities.

Hestia was first natural-born (and first swallowed down) with Cronus child. Name of the goddess, both in Greek as well as the Latin, means the hearth. This hearth since time immemorial accomplished the significant role in the ancient society. At first as a matter of expediency they were caring for holding the fire, which it was not easy to light. With time, the hearth , became the mystical symbol of the bond and the safety of the family. Above the hearth and more widely - above the homestead - exactly a Hestia goddess was watching. Staying on Olympus, she also watched the main hearth of Olympians over. Hestia differed widely from the majority of other gods. For first she vowed the virginity, she didn't have the own family, although she looked all families after in world. Entire life so was lonely and devoted to her vocation. A fact that Hestia almost wasn't present in the mythology was the second difference. She didn't have own myths - several times was only remembered so to speak "when the opportunity arises" of different Gods.

A hallowed custom ruled, that if anybody, even a fugitive or the beggar, he sat down on the edge of the hearth , he devoted himself to the Hestia care and Zeus. He could then ask hosts for the shelter which they weren't usually refusing. Hestia was also a patron of housewives. They have often prayed to the goddess waiting for the care in the lifetime and after the death. Driving out of the house people were praying for the happy journey, and going back they were thanking for the happy return. Every newborn baby which finished 5 (or 10) the day of the life was carried around the hearth and Hestia given back up to the care. For this ceremonial ceremony (amphidromia - "run around") naming the child accompanied. Only then it became the member of a family. Hestia didn't need temples or altars. For her every house was a temple, and with altar – every hearth.

Sometimes however the city or the administrative district held the eternal fire, protecting all inhabitants in the town hall or the different public building. On its guard high office workers, performing priests as stood. In the Athens such a fire was on fire in Prytaneion, on the area of the Agora.

Greeks have rarely carved statues for the Goddess or they painted likenesses for her. On these few, Hestia was shown as the serious woman, with the lenient look, exuding calm, in the long robe of the color of the fire.

CS2, 3 working hours.
Not commercial only, the link,credit, +fav :)

I am thanking:

*Earthy-Stock for Hestia [link]

*HarleyBliss for the palace on Olympus [link]

!markopolio-stock for the circus ring which became the hearth [link] . Unfortunately !markopolio-stock isn't already a member deviantart, but his works are still available.

=FantasyStock for the hearth, from which I lent flames [link]

~xmeow-stockx [link]
and ~SCRJ-EDstock [link] [link] also for flames

=Shoofly-Stock for the cypress tree [link] and for blooming tree [link]

=JLStock for a butterflies [link]

~elisafox-stock for very beautiful sky [link]

~x-spirantcougar-x for the pad on which Hestia is sitting [link]

~MannequinStock [link] and ~missedyn [link] for brushes, by which of help, I could do the smoke and clouds

"I give my permission to and to display my work in the club's gallery".
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:iconrinorockes:
rinorockes Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
If I was a demigod and Hestia had kids I would defiantly be her daughter
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Ladi34 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
NICE
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supersteatlhfittz Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Artist
nice I have to Study Hestia in socail studies
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DementedKat Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Love it, Hestia was always my favorite Greek goddess!
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Zanafar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
super pomysł ale coś cos ta pani nie ma zadowolonej miny =]
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:iconbrisyl:
Brisyl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
I love this picture.

Hestia is my favorite. I feel you've done her a lot of justice.
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:iconugurerbas:
ugurerbas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
I like colors :) :)
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:iconthe-fairywitch:
The-Fairywitch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it:clap:
(But I believe you mean "Goddess of the earth")
:+fav:
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:iconearthy-stock:
Earthy-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Photographer
It is so gorgeous!! I love it.. Thank you so much for using my stock :) :hug:
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007   Digital Artist
I am thanking:)
But it is above all a merit of the model, of which lenient look, perfectly is fitting the role this way, by her nature, for the good Goddess :)

:hug:
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:iconearthy-stock:
Earthy-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007   Photographer
:blush: Thank you :)
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elisafox-stock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007   Photographer
this is so lovely and beautiful :aww:
i'm glad that my sky photo was useful to you.
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007   Digital Artist
I am thanking:)
Your sky is so beautiful, around as far as I regretted, that it was only a background still little one can see it.
I am thanking one more time.

:hug:
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:iconmmenathalie:
mmenathalie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Widzę, że lubisz grecką mitologię. :aww:
O wiele lepsza jest ta praca. Nie ma zbędnego rozmazania i wszystko wygląda dobrze. :clap:
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007   Digital Artist
Dzięki, ale stock był o 100% lepszy, miał całkiem przyzwoitą rozdzielczość. Po drugie zastosowałam się do Twoich rad i przy obrobce cery modelki, zamiast rozmycia użyłam smużenia. Raz jeszcze dziękuję :)

To prawda interesuje się mitologia, a właściwie religioznawstwem i socjologią kultury, w dość szerokim zakresie. To jedna z moich licznych pasji, ktore akurat w tym przypadku, towarzyszą mi od dzieciństwa. Bawię się świetnie, a przy okazji , podczas pracy nad każdym obrazkiem , opowiadam mojej corce mity greckie, traktując to jako element jej edukacji :)
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mmenathalie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Warto też operować światło cieniem (burn tool i dodge tool). Wtedy wszystko będzie wyglądało jeszcze bardziej naturalnie. Burtn tool najczęściej można używać "pod czymś", czyli tam, gdzie zazwyczaj powinien być cień; pod stopami, pod suknią, pod różnymi przedmiotami itd...
Bardzo wazne jest, żeby edytować każdy stock osobno, przed połączeniem. Wtedy gdy coś Ci nie wyjdzie, to całej pracy nic się nie stanie, a tylko jednej jej części. No i wtedy zazwyczaj można uzyskać ciekawe efekty kolorystyczne. :)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Digital Artist
Ciągle zapominam o światło-cieniu, ale powoli pewnie i tego się nauczę :) Zawsze pracuję na warstwach, często rownież korzystam z opcji obiektow inteligentnych. Mam dobre książki, ktore kupiłam razem z Photoshopem. Tylko , tak jak ze wszystkim, co innego teoria, co innego praktyka :)

:wave:
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007   Interface Designer
I just love the coloring :)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Digital Artist
I am thanking you darling:)
And so any way, why disappeared your portrait from the gallery.
And what's more before I managed to tell you, That you are a beautiful woman:)

:wave:
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007   Interface Designer
I moved my portrait of the gallery as I was getting many notes and emails from guys who needed a date... something like that ;)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Digital Artist
In that case, at all I am not surprised at you that you removed the photo :)
But any way, as I I even sometimes get such proposals, I am feeling boosted confidence. But my husband unfortunately is only getting annoyed :)

:hug:
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Interface Designer
hahaha, he sure will I believe so. I hate to put portraits on the net actually, but I tried and I am never going to do it again ;)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Digital Artist
Yeah unfortunately, sometimes men, are picking up the proposal, something what isn't it.
Even it is hard to blame them for it, it is only their atavistic instinct for the hunter.
Despite everything, it would be without them boringly :)

:wave:
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